Friday, November 8, 2013

R.I.P. Blockbuster

I had forgotten how huge it was, and how it was a part or everybody's daily life. I was never a hardcore user, but I had a card in my wallet for almost twenty years. The economics and logistics of renting videocassettes will be harder to explain to future generations, I suspect, than the record store. I'm glad it's gone, but it's worth noting.

1 comment:

  1. I recall how terrible the selection there always was, as compared to all the mom and pop video stores that they put out of business. They must have had economies of scale that ensured that providing a consistently disappointing rental experience wasn't an impediment to overall competitiveness.